Beyond Sex, Bond and Star Wars: Exhibition data from the Southampton Odeon 1972-1980

Sian Barber

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This article uses the personal ledgers of a cinema manager to explore programming and film exhibition at the Southampton Odeon in the 1970s. The detailed accounts provide a rare insight into cinema exhibition and challenge the notion that 1970s cinema was all about sex, violence, horror and exploitation, suggesting instead that audiences at this cinema, favoured very different fare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-90.
Number of pages14
JournalPost Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • British cinema
  • 1970s
  • Cinema-going
  • cinema exhibition

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